It ain’t easy being green…

Firstly, I have to tell you all that I made the YUMMIEST Split Pea Soup today. It is a recipe that I kind of made up as I went along (my favorite way to cook) so I hope I can remember it to tell you all here and to replicate myself sometime in future. This is roughly how it goes:

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Za’s Split Pea Soup

1 bag frozen English peas
1 cube Veggie Boullion
3 cups water
Several good dashes of onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper and a teeny dash of salt
1 small onion diced
3 TBS. EV olive oil

Put all of this into a pot and cook for about 30 minutes and then simmer on low for an additional 15 minutes. The goal here is to make sure that the peas are very mushy. Into your blender, put a cup of skim milk and the whole green pea mess that has been simmering in your pot. Blend well. I put a bit more seasonings into the blender with it and blend again, make sure it is whipped and a bit frothy. Serve hot with toast or crackers.

Mmmmmmm…

I love anything green to eat. I love vegetables in any way, form or fashion and I love green globs of stuff too. A bit gross maybe but I’ve always loved green things. The greener, the better!

Mmmmmmm…

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My second order of business today was finally finishing The Prophet by Khalil Gibran. I’ve had this book recommended to me by several very trusted friends and was assured that I would love it as much as they did. Well, I’m not really sure how much they loved it but I wouldn’t count it among my top ten favorite books. This book is packed full of wisdom, foretellings, life lessons, etc. There were many chapters that I loved and really gleaned a lot from but, overall, it was tedious for me. I felt like the main character of the book was a bit know-it-all and more preachy than I like. My feelings about this book are mixed because some of the lessons in it were so very VERY good but the tone of the book bothered me. However, I loved the chapter on Buying and Selling and the blurbs about Passion. Those really spoke to me.

I’m about to embark on another book that has come highly recommended to me: Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. As with all books that are highly recommended, I’m excited to see what it holds in store. Anyone read it?

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I am also busy composing my list for No. 11 on my 101 Things in 1,001 Days list. So far the book list goes like this:

1. Gift from the Sea
2. Time Traveler’s Wife
3. Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow
4. Midlife Crisis at 30
5. Kindred Spirits
6. Ishmael
7. French Women Don’t Get Fat
8. Yoga From the Inside Out
9. Something More
10. The Worry Cure

(As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a self-help junkie!)

I need to get reading! Anyone read any of these? If so, let me know what you thought!

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In other news, I’ve begun a new collection.: Vintage Kokeshi Dolls. My collection has been started with this adorable girl that I got from Justpickedvintage on Etsy.

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Isn’t she just the CUTEST? I think so and can’t wait to find sisters for her.

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Hope all of you are having a lovely weekend! I’m off to have more green glob.

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7 thoughts on “It ain’t easy being green…

  1. Pingback: 101 Things in 1,001 Days « Zazazu

  2. Just wanted to let you know that I just found your blog and that I am enjoying it very much.

    I recently read The Time Traveller’s Wife and LOVED it. It’s not something I would normally pick up but has been firmly placed in the first half of my all time top 10 fave’s.

  3. So glad you like your Kokeshi Doll!

    Love the idea of “101 things in 1,001 days.” So many more long term possibilities.

    “French Women Don’t Get Fat” is a great little read. My Mom got me the follow up book on CD for Christmas for the idea that I would listen to it while I walked…. it’s still in the wrapper… :-/ (It’s not that I don’t walk, but if I listen to anything, it’s on my I-Pod shuffle, which is quite small and doesn’t have a screen, so I would need to wipe it out and then load the CD on, a process that would take an entire 10 minutes that I have yet to accomplish. Sigh.)

    It’s been awhile since I read “Gift from the Sea,” but it is a good book. You might also want to look at “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron. It’s harder to follow than “Simple Abundance” but seems to be worthwhile. (I started in the end of June, and I’m on week two… sigh.)

    Where do you get frozen English Peas? I haven’t seen them around here; but then again, I really haven’t looked for them. Hmm.

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